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    Authenticated users not redirected correctly upon logout from Metalib

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 4

    Description:
    The URL confirmed in the pds/conf_table/tab_service.university is not used to redirect authenticated users correctly (as in, the logout resolves to Metalib module page, like http://metalib.univesity.edu/V?func= quick-1 instead of the configured library home page: http://libraries.university.edu.

    In the following example, the following scenario details are used:

    Institute code = UNIVERSITY
    Logout redirect configured for http://libraries.university.edu

    Resolution:
    The PDS file = pds/conf_table/tab_service.university service can include this service: [REDIRECT_LOGOUT]

    If the URL confirmed in the [REDIRECT_LOGOUT] is not the page to which authenticated users browsers resolve upon logout, then check the following within the tab_service.university file:

    Issue the command "cat -vte filename" to confirm any hidden characters and special characters like carriage returns (carriage returns are shown as "$"):

    For example, on a server where the [REDIRECT_LOGOUT] was not working, the tab_service.university file confirmed the following in the last two stanzas of the tab_service file:

    [INSTITUTE_DISPLAY]$
    code = UNIVERSITY$
    lang = ENG$
    desc = University$
    [END]$
    $
    [REDIRECT_LOGOUT]$
    params = http://libraries.university.edu/$
    [END]metalib-m4_2>>

    When the carriage return was added to the last line (as shown below), the [REDIRECT_LOGOUT] URL was successfully used when authenticated users logged out of their Metalib session:

    [INSTITUTE_DISPLAY]$
    code = UNIVERSITY$
    lang = ENG$
    desc = University$
    [END]$
    $
    [REDIRECT_LOGOUT]$
    params = http://libraries.university.edu/$
    [END]$
    metalib-m4_2>>

    ----------------------------
    Please review SKB 16000 to confirm for assistance configuring Logout Redirection for MetaLib Guest Users - MetaLib Version 4. The relevant file being user interface specific within the file = insNN/www_v_eng/end-session

    Additional Information

    PDS, REDIRECT_LOGOUT, logout


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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